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Trump Says There's A Surge In Violence. Here Are The Numbers.

Yes, major cities saw more homicides in 2015 than the year before. But context is important.

By Zach Toombs | September 26, 2016

Is there a surge in violence across American cities? It's true that major cities saw more homicides in 2015 than the year before. But context is important. That surge is more like a blip in the larger picture, which shows a drastic drop in murder over the past 25 years.

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And progress in cutting crime is even more clear when you look at rates across the U.S. — not just in major cities. Violent crime has plummeted in America and is trending further down.

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